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Ray Martin shaves Charlottetown Fire Department's Chief Randy MacDonald for Movember, a global campaign to raise funds for prostate cancer research, education and awareness.
It's time to grow those mustaches again, guys.
The Charlottetown Fire Department has partnered with Movember Charlottetown to help raise awareness and funds for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.
The official kickoff takes place on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Charlottetown Fire Station No. 1 on Kent Street by City Hall. Many local firefighters along with Lt.-Col. Glen Moriarity will be clean shaven to celebrate the start of Movember Canada. The specially decaled black Movember Fire Truck will also be onsite.
"Movember raises money for a great cause and we are proud of all the staff, Councillors and residents who participate," said Mayor Clifford Lee. "We encourage the community to get involved in the different events taking place this month and thank everyone who contributes to this worthy cause."
Movember aims to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men's mental health initiatives. Money raised will help pay for programs that help those living with and beyond cancer, staying mentally healthy, living with and beyond mental illness and men's health research. Since 2003, three million participants have raised over $444 million for the cause, with official Movember campaigns taking place in 21 countries.
"I am pleased to participate in the Movember activities and encourage others to do the same during the month of November," said Coun. David MacDonald, chairman of protective and emergency services.
Ray's Place Barbershop and OT Haircutters are providing the shaving services."
An evening shave down will also be held on Friday at 8 p.m. at the P.E.I. Brewing Company. MacDonald will be joined by Kowboy Mike Hughes to be clean shaven in front of the Movember fire truck.